Saturday, January 26, 2013

I'm here...really I am!

I don't mean to be a bad blogger, but I guess I am.

We went camping last weekend to Lake Skinner and had a pretty good time.  The weather was great.  My son had a little cough that was problematic at night, but overall it was a good time.  My parents took their 5th wheel out too and we cooked all but one thing in her trailer.  However all the dishes were cleaned in our since their water heather is not working right now.

I forgot to post my week 2 weigh in for the shrinking jeans challenge.  It was 192 I think.  This last one was 190.2 I think.  I have them written down at work and not at home. So I'm doing good on my weight loss.  My water intake is getting better, but not 100% yet.  My exercise is not going well.  I was super busy at work this past week and had no time for anything.  I need to work on getting the exercise in and toning.

We bought a masticating juicer off of Amazon and it arrived on Friday.  We made juice last night and this morning too.  The kids have been asking for fresh apple juice all day.  We are going to try to juice at least once a day to get in some good micro-nutrients.  We watched the move "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" this past week and it makes us want to juice for all sorts of good heath benefits.  We try and east pretty healthy these days overall so the addition of juicing will only help us.

Okay I must cut this short,  my daughter needs a diaper change.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Success and other News

I managed to get my 3 days of walking in at work and I also took a walk today with the family.  I was successful at getting my 8 glasses of water in on Thursday and Friday. I decided to bring in a pitcher to fill up with water and keep at my desk.  I would then have no excuse not to drink the water. Well it worked like a charm.  Today however, I haven't drank very much.  I'm home and out and about and such and just didn't get it down.  I have drank about 4 out of 8 today.

The exciting news in life right now is that two weeks ago we bought our first travel trailer!  We didn't get to pick it up until last weekend though.  We had to go through a class to tell us all about the unit and how to work things and also get something done to the car for brakes on the trailer.  It's a Coleman, Dutchmen 15' with bunks and it's just so cute. We go on our first camping trip next weekend, but we have already stayed in the trailer.  We actually spent the night in the trailer the day after we brought it home.  The kids were so excited to stay in the trailer, and in reality, so were we.  It was fun.  We haven't decided where to go yet, but in the next couple of days we will figure it out.  We look forward to having many adventures in our trailer.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Shrinking Jeans New Years Weight Loss Challenge Week 1 update

Hello, so it's the first weigh in of the Shrinking Jeans Weight loss Challenge and I have lost weight this week. 

Initial Weight: 194.2
This week: 192.6
Loss of 1.6 pounds

Pretty good for not really working on losing the first few days of this challenge.  I have gotten better the last few days and it shows in the numbers.  I still have a lot of work to do on drinking enough water and getting in my exercise, but my food is doing good.

I managed to get in a walk during work today and hope to the next two days as well.  It's expected to rain tomorrow so we shall see.  I am going to go do some bicep and tricep work with some dumbells and maybe a few squats.  It's not much, but it's something.  I hope everything is doing well and this first week shows some great losses.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Years Challenge Goals

The Shrinking Jeans gals have put up a challenge to create some goals for this 8 week challenge. So here goes.

1. Exercise at least 2 days a week with the weight machine or an exercise video.
2. Walk on break (at work) at least 3 days a week.
3. Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day.
4. Lose 10 pounds. 15 would be ideal for 8 weeks.
5. Keep a log of my food eating as few processed foods as possible.

I think those are pretty decent goals for the challenge.  I have really been having a hard time drinking enough water.  I sometimes only get in 2-3 glasses, which I know is awful, but that is why it's on the list.  Exercise has also been pretty non existent.  I have much work to do if I want to get back to losing weight instead of just maintaining.  From here on out, it's all uncharted territory.  I can't remember the last time I was even under 200 pounds. High school? Middle School?  I don't remember!  The fact that I have maintained around the 195 mark for this many months is pretty great.  I think that may be why I haven't lost any more weight.  It's kind of scary...can I do this. Can I get lower and how much lower is my ideal weight?   Will I be able to tighten up the skin so isn't such a nuisance?  It's scary and exciting at the same time.  I look forward to seeing what I can accomplish in the next 8 weeks and beyond.